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How Pakistan’s fashion industry is polluting the environment – The Express Tribune Blog

A labourer hangs fabrics to dry after a dyeing process in Lahore. PHOTO: GETTY Modern day fashion retailers have adopted the phenomenon of ‘fast fashion,’ which is characterised by the quick turnover of designs that move at breakneck speed from the ramp to the stores and eventually, into the garbage bin. Retailers aim to increase profits by focusing on key elements of the supply chain with an emphasis on increased manufacturing speed at lower costs. The concept of fast fashion…

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Prudential Zenith Partners JAN on Financial Literacy for Primary School Pupils

By Ugo Aliogo Prudential Zenith Life Insurance Limited has partnered with Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) to promote financial literacy skills and a savings culture. The partnership which was facilitated by JAN will deliver ChaChing, an educational programme designed to provide primary school students between ages 9 and 11 with access to information and activities to develop financial literacy skills. According to a statement made available to THISDAY by JAN, the programme would boost the low levels of financial literacy among…

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Debunking the myths and misinformation about the Green New Deal

The who, when, and where of the Green New Deal Before the call for a Green New Deal, Democrats had nothing close to a plan for climate change. The last legislative push for emissions regulations fizzled out in 2009, when the American Clean Energy and Security Act failed to make it onto the floor of the Democratic-held Senate. Many considered it to be the last chance for meaningful climate policy; Democrats had unified control of the government, and public support…

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Reuse, recycle, reduce: Pink Pandora goes green

Pandora’s mascot Winniper is a combination of a lion, giraffe and a bumble bee. These two are for the employees to write on, when they start working for Pandora. Designed to look like the Danish brand’s famous bracelet with charms, one of Pandora’s two jewellery-making facilities in Thailand, is located just under an hour’s drive south of Chiang Mai in Lamphun, Northern Thailand. A circular roof construction makes for the bracelet, while connected buildings resemble charms. Despite being white, the…

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Chipangano terror campaign emboldened me: Mashwede

As part of his company’s corporate social responsibility, Mashamhanda is now assisting council clear and clean a stream close to his business premises. He is also clearing sewer that was causing a health hazard to residents in the nearby suburbs. Mashamhanda has also installed traffic lights worth US$9 500 at a road intersection close to the Mashwede Village along High Glen Road. The joint venture has generated employment to more than 155 people from the surrounding suburbs of Highfield, Glen…

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Laura Rennie: Millennials more optimistic about their charitable impact

The dawn of a new decade is an appropriate time to reflect on our individual impact on an increasingly complex world. There is a growing appetite for social change, reflected in changing attitudes towards charitable giving, a strong desire for philanthropy and a more collaborative approach between donor and beneficiary. Essentially, people want to know and do more to make a positive impact on society. In 2019, an estimated £10.1 billion was donated to charitable causes. Notably, this remains at…

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Nasarawa State seeks stronger synergy – Realnews Magazine

Nasarawa State Government has advocated for a stronger synergy with the state’s chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), toward seeking and promoting opportunities in the sports sector. Othman Bala-Adam, Commissioner of Youth and Sports Development, made this known in Lafia on Friday, during a courtesy visit to the ministry by members of the association. According to Bala-Adam, the association plays a crucial role in publicising efforts of the state government in the sports sector, hence the desire…

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Akpene Yankson wins 2019 UBA Foundation National Essay Competition

General News of Wednesday, 15 January 2020 Source: UBA Ghana 2020-01-15 Assanwaa Akpene Yankson in a photo with the Education Minister and others Assanwaa Akpene Yankson from Wesley Girls High School has been declared winner of the 2019 UBA National Essay Competition, making her the third student from the school to win the competition since its inception in 2014. She follows Paulina Bedwiwaah Mensah who won in 2014 and currently pursuing medicine at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and…

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Asokore Rural Bank performs creditably in 2018

By Gideon D. Ebbah,GNA Asokore (Ash), Jan13, GNA – The Asokore Rural Bank, headquartered at Asokore, the districtcapital of the Sekyere East in the Ashanti Region, posted an impressiveperformance in year 2018, accruing GH¢ 29,567,485.00 total assets as againstGH¢ 25,116,312.00 in 2017. This represented an18 per cent increase in the Bank’s total assets for the year under review. Mr. Francis Nyanin,the Board Chairman of the Bank who disclosed this at the 32nd General Meetingof the Bank at Asokore, said the…

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Border closure triggered high demand for palm oil –MD, Okomu Oil – Punch Newspapers

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Okomu Oil Palm Plc, producers of Banga Palm Oil and NOKO10 rubber brands, Dr Graham Hefer, talks about the gains of the recent border closure on the palm oil sector and other sundry issues in this interview with ANNA OKON The borders between Nigeria and her neighbours have been closed for the past four months. Would you say the development has been refreshing for the local palm oil sector? Yes. I would say that the…

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